(1) Republican National Convention in Cow Palace in San Francisco nominate Ike and Nixon - former President Herbert Hoover, former Gov. Dewey on platform (2) radar plane has flying saucer-like antenna on top - Navy Super Constellation with largest airborne radome (30 ft diameter) - the "flying flapjack" (partial newsreel)
September 19, 2006 Subject:
It's Ike and Nixon!
The climax of the Republican Convention in San Francisco is reached with the arrival of President and Mrs. Eisenhower. They are greeted at their hotel by a wildly cheering crowd. Many have waited all day for a glimpse of the chief executive who arrived a day earlier then planned. An air of expectancy hangs over the Cow Palace as the time for the chief business of the convention, the nominations, approaches. Congressman Joe Martin takes over the gable as permanent chairman from senator Knowland and gets a wild ovation from the floor which rises to a deafening crescendo as former president Hoover is escorted to the rostrum.
The older statesman tells the Convention that its greatest task is to make a resounding declaration of principles of American life. The next Convention chairs are reserved for former governor Dewey, a presidential aspirant in 1948. He tells the delegates that America's best hope for peace depends on President Eisenhower's reelection. However, the high point of the entire convention comes when the president's name is placed in nomination by Congressman Halleck.
Congressman Halleck: I now place in nomination as the candidate of the Republican party for president of the United States the name of the most widely beloved, the most universally respected, the most profoundly dedicated man of our times, Dwight David Eisenhower.
Narrator: This is what is known as acclamation. Presidentâs nomination is followed shortly but that of Richard Nixon as his running mate. Victory of delegates who say Aye to Ike.
News in brief
One flying saucer with airplane attached, no cause for excitement, itâs got nothing to do with Martians. The saucer didn't cap ture the airplane, it's more the other way around. A Navy Super Constellation that's toting the largest farther seeing airborne radar ever flown in that thirty foot radome. Despite its odd superstructure, the big ??? handles with ease. The fuselage carries tons of electronic equipment associated with the giant antenna in the saucer and a crew of up to thirty-one men. First flight for the flying flapjack - a new and far-seeing radar vision to guard America's sea lanes.